Monday, August 8, 2016

German Mestiza is Miss Silka Bohol 2016

Miss Silka Bohol 2016 

As early as 2014, during the Miss Panglao Pageant that year where I sat as a member of the panel of judges, I already saw Cecile Mae Grupp as a potential winner for Miss Silka Philippines. 

And why not? 

Well, the skin whitening beauty product’s penchant for mestiza beauties and Cecile’s alluring combination of coquettish charm and saccharine sweetness were the factors going in her favor. 

Although Cecile eventually wound up as 2nd RU, I knew she was destined for something bigger. 
Cecile during Miss Panglao 2014
And I was proven right! But that's getting ahead of the story.

 L-R: 2nd RU, Miss Silka Bohol 2016, 1st RU & 3rd RU

Last year, during the recruitment period for Miss Silka Bohol 2015, I remembered her again and went to Panglao to know her whereabouts. 

I found out that she was an OJT trainee at the Alona Tropical Beach Resort, I gave her my card and then asked if she was interested to join the pageant and she coyly declined saying that she was focusing on her studies at the Cristal E College in Panglao.
Cecile Mae Grupp stands out in her gown & swimwear

I got the surprise of my life today when I came across the news that Cecile Mae Grupp has just been selected as Miss Silka Bohol 2016 during the pageant finals held at the Island City Mall Activity Center and will be representing the province in the national finals later this year!
 During the Q & A with talented emcee Carlo Roy Roslinda

Aside from the crown, the newly- crowned Miss Silka Bohol 2016 also won Miss Photogenic and Best in Gown special awards. 
 Miss Silka Bohol 2016 with last year's queen & pageant organizers 
Cecile will surely have big shoes to fill as last year's bet Geraldine Topsnik emerged 1st RU in the national finals but I'm confident she will do well . 

Cecile is the latest product from the Miss Panglao Pageant to have done well in other pageants. It's no surprise actually with the training & support from Mayor Nila Montero, Councilor Aya Montero & pageant mentor Deo Guden

Good luck Cecile Mae!

Here are the complete results:

Miss Silka Bohol 2016 - #5 Cecile Mae Grupp
1st Runner Up - #14 Angela Rose Afable
2nd Runner Up - #7 Vanessa Stump
3rd Runner- up - #3 Nicholline Dano

Special Award Winners:

Miss Congeniality - #15 Mary Krislien Escabarte
Miss Photogenic - #5 Cecile Mae Grupp

Special Titles:

 Miss Juicy Cologne - #10 Josephine Rheingans
Best Designer Gown - #13 Cindy Lopez
Highest Silka Votes - #13 Cindy Lopez
Best in Talent- #1 Alexandra Guivencan
Best in Swimwear - #7 Vanessa Stump
Best in Gown - #5 Cecile Mae Grupp

Congratulations to all the winners!

Photo credit: TJ Medrana Photography

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